The point is how to monetize it properly. Making everyone pay just for copies of DRMed crap is wrong.
Now, cough out $3,000,000,000 for your DRMed copy of Linux kernel or you are douchebag.
LMAO "hard work" - every work is hard. The difference is, if you ain't popular and unique, your "hard work" does not interest ANYONE, especially if you restrict it yourself how to distribute it.